Issue Contents - 2011 Jan/Feb


What is it like to be connected to you?

Your relationship with others is largely determined by your relationship with yourself.

Blissful Bowels and Bladders

Bladder and bowel incontinence, the inability to voluntarily empty the bowels and bladder - which can also lead to infections - is often found in children who have Spina Bifida, ...

Nutritive Sweeteners

Nutritive sweeteners include honey, glucose, fructose, maltose, maltodextrin and lactose (milk sugar). All these sweeteners contain the same amount of calories as sugar.

Wheelchair Users Back in the Arena!

Big Concerts responded favourably, arranging a platform on the field with a reasonably priced two-for-one deal

Product Review

Intent on being his own boss Madoda left the secure world of banking and joined the ever increasing number of self-employed South African entrepreneurs.

Up and Running

It has been 21 years since the last confirmed case of Polio in South Africa but the vaccines came too late for Madoda Jela and his wife, Phelisa

Education for all a Dream or Reality?

In the previous issue we looked at the background to inclusive education. Rolling Inspiration now examines barriers to inclusive education and highlights success stories .

Proudly South African

At the 2011 IPC Athletics World Championships in Christchurch, New Zealand, Team SA performed brilliantly returning home in 7th place with 25 shiny medals: 9 Gold, 7 Silver and 9 Bronze.

All you need is LOVE...

Never in my wildest dreams have I ever thought that such a beauty would even look in my direction; except to stare at my huge yellow wheelchair.

About the Surfers

The two twenty year-olds suffered spinal cord injuries during their matric years in 2008, Dries in a car accident and Glenn on a motorbike.

Creative Caring

Orion is a therapeutic and training centre for almost 200 children and adults with mental, physical and intellectual disabilities based in Atlantis, Cape Town.

Fitting Fashion

Anandie heard about the fashion plight of persons with disabilities, how they struggle to find clothes to fit their individual body types

PE to EL on a Board

The world's longest and toughest surf ski marathon, the Southern Shamaal PE to East London Surf Ski Challenge, started at Bluewater Bay at 5am on a Thursday morning in December.

Change is Good

In March and April Pick n Pay will be supporting QASA's Quad Squad campaign by collecting your loose change in the money boxes at till points.


The national office of the Muscular Dystrophy Foundation of South Africa (MDF), situated in Florida Park, Joburg are looking for a Manager / Project co-ordinator who will report to the ...

Rolling Positive

Establishing QASA as the leading agency in HIV/AIDS, STI and TB education awareness programmes for people with disabilities

Help QASA to make a difference

You are encouraged to take part in the survey.

Keeping You Moving

Government wheelchairs seldom fit well. The project customizes, repairs and maintains wheelchairs for, and with, the user and helps restore the dignity of that user.



Falling Head Over Heels

Four days after their dream wedding Nicole and Brett Daly's lives changed forever


Do you count?

'everything that can be counted does not necessarily count and everything that counts cannot necessarily be counted.'

Rampant Disregard

“Life is difficult. This is a great truth. One of the greatest truths” M Scott Peck

The What If's of PMBs

This is the conclusion of a two-part article written by the new National Chairperson of Multiple Sclerosis SA, Dr Samantha Gregory. See page 15 in the Nov/Dec 2010 issue for part one.

2011 is going to be a good year

with 2011 upon us, I want to suggest that we ask ourselves what it is that we want to achieve during this year in our jobs

At a Loss for Words?

The Tobii S32 offers over 60 hours of storage space making it possible to store words, phrases, stories, sound files and even a favourite CD!

Made for walking

Standing is extremely important for children. It helps promote bone growth, cardiovascular fitness and correct postural development.

Not Without a Fight

“I don’t expect things to come to me; I go get them. I am a dreamer and an achiever. Once you stop dreaming then you die.” – Thando

Happy Surfing

with today’s technology and the Internet, it is quite easy to get up-to date information and a feel for venues and places of interest.

Mevrou Bloemfontein

She was only the third person in forty years to be diagnosed in Bloemfontein with this cancer, clear cell sarcoma.

What about me?

You also need to take some ME TIME. Read a book, go for a massage or spend quality time with friends.

King Lucas is dead, long live the King!

belated very happy, safe and prosperous 2011 to all RI subscribers and readers! Let’s pull together and make this year special!

Contraception for Mobility Impaired Women

Contraceptives may be ingested, implanted, inserted, injected and even stuck on

8 things to consider at decision making crunch time

Our hope is that you might find some useful guidelines to assist you in making your own decisions.